YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY To set your mind at ease, we want you to know we have been monitoring events associated with influenza, RSV and the Covid virus. We are planning to follow the CDC guidelines, and knowing the situation is constantly fluid, we will incorporate any new and updated measures as we approach our retreat … Read More
Welcome to The Desert 2023
We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next month! We’re working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything to make it perfect for you. We’ll be emailing you – sometimes daily – over the next several weeks with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial. Our experience is that students become a bit anxious about … Read More
Fond memories of The Desert 2022 and looking forward with excitement
Thank you so much! THE DESERT 2022 We hope you enjoyed yourself in Tucson – growing as an artist – deepening friendships with your art sisters and brothers – and learning a thing or two about yourself along the way. After taking a year off due to Covid, we were anxious to return, but a little hesitant as well. What … Read More
Meet Chris Anderson of Lion Punch Forge!
In 2016 Chris started Lion Punch Forge as a hobby after he, his brother, and father bought a coal fired blacksmith shop. Like many makers Chris is self taught. However he will openly credit the many amazing mentors he has encountered during his journey. Making jewelry allowed Chris to rediscover his love for geology. He quickly picked up lapidary arts … Read More
Daily Schedule of Events
Here are our Daily Schedules of Events for the week! Each day is listed separately, so you can specifically review the days you have classes. You may want to print out a copy for the days you’re in class so you can have it for handy reference. We will also have copies in the Vivi Magoo Registration Lounge. Monday, January … Read More
Maps and Legends to Instructor’s Classrooms
Most of our Desert classes are contained on the Terrace Level of the hotel; however, there are two that are upstairs on the Mezzanine Level. Here’s a map for you to follow during the week. Save the map on your phone – and print out a hard copy of it to keep with you too. We will have maps available … Read More
Grab these last-minute seats!
As of today, January 7th, these are the classes with limited seating. If you see one you want grab it quickly before it’s gone! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th Studio Luna Verde (Ace McCasland): Unconventional : prong set necklace (3 seats) Danny Wade: Two Days With Danny: Stamped Triangle Wire Cuff Bracelets (1 seat) Ken Burwell & Danny Wade: Sand Cast Rings … Read More
Health and Safety Info from La Paloma Resort and Spa
We thought you may like to save this information from La Paloma about health and safety measures they are taking to help protect everyone while on their property. Practices & Protocols for Maintaining Cleanliness Health and Safety Emergency Information 0 Comments Please login to comment
Vivi Magoo Gatherings 5 pm until 7 pm Nightly Vivi Magoo Terrace no-host bar We know you’ll be pooped at the end of the day. Honestly – we are too! We all deserve a bit of R-&-R! Don’t you want a chance to put your feet up and schmooze with your Vivi Magoo sisters-and-brothers-in-crime! There will be lots to do … Read More
Shopping with friends….It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Wondering where to shop in Tucson? Wondering where all the gemstones are? Wondering how best to navigate Tucson gem shows? We have the answers and we’re here to share with you! : – : – : – : If you want a concise online guide for many of the shows in Tucson, this is the one we recommend. Tucson Gem … Read More